The House at the Edge of the Woods

The House at the Edge of the Woods


The unsolved mystery of a murder lies at the heart of this page-turning story of a young couple who are struggling to find happiness and meaning in their lives together . . . perfect for fans of Claire Douglas!

‘A story about extraordinary events happening to ordinary people’ Banbury Guardian

When Ben was seven, his mother was murdered in the woods while he waited for her in their car.

The case made the front pages, but her killer was never found.

Thirty years later, Ben has a safe, grown-up life: a job, a ramshackle cottage and, most importantly, a happy marriage to Rebecca.

His mother has receded to the corners of his mind, lingering only in the nightmares that won't quite go away.

Then Rebecca takes on a new job, painting a fairy-tale fresco for a wealthy businessman who starts asking questions about Ben's mother . . .

Is it time for the truth to come out - and for Ben to face the questions he's never dared ask before?

Love for The House at the Edge of the Woods . . .

* 'Breathtaking.' *
* 'Full of twists and turns that keep the reader engaged and intrigued' *
* 'Superb compelling reading. Excellent novel.' *
* 'An intriguing premise and some thoughtful storytelling.' *
* 'The unravelling of the story worked well ... I was fully satisfied by the end.' *

About the author

Rachel Hancox

Rachel Hancox read Medicine and Social and Political Science at Cambridge, qualified as a doctor three months after getting married, and has juggled her family, her career and a passion for writing ever since.

She worked in Paediatrics and Public Health for twenty years, writing short stories alongside NHS policy reports, and drafting novels during successive bouts of maternity leave.

She loves singing, cooking, gardening and pottery, and has five children, three dogs and a cat. As someone once said, she thrives on chaos. She lives in Oxford with her husband and youngest children.
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